“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Drink the Wild Air winter youth writing retreat is a great time to reconnect with the WordsWorth community, make new friends, and, most importantly, write! Time will be spent outdoors!
Drink the Wild Air 2020
Place: Nestor Lodge, Kamp Kiwanis in Bragg Creek
Ages: The retreat is for young writers ages 12-19.
Cost: $215 (Price includes meals – Friday dinner to lunch on Sunday, overnight accommodations, classes and evening activities.)
But, don’t just take our word for it on how amazing the camps are. Here are some comments from past participants:
I return because I want to continue to learn and grow in my writing skills, and the instructors are so kind it has become a home away from home.”
It is fun & awesome. We do really exciting stuff & it is super happy & stuff. Oh, & it’s, like, writing, so that’s coolness right there.”
I return because everyone here wants to write, they want to play Dungeons & Dragons; they watch every nerdy show under the sun. When people sign up for a class they want to learn about developing a character or how to write a screen play.”
I have so much fun here and so many great friends; everybody is so supportive and it inspires me to continue my writing.”
This is an environment where I’m not afraid to be myself.”
A Message from Colin Matty
Dear Friends of WordsWorth,
The best of the season to one and all! This is Colin Matty, Director of WordsWorth, with a timely announcement and thoughts of the new year.
Drink the Wild Air is our homage to the joys of WordsWorth proper in July, and this is your personal invitation to join us from March 8-10 out at Kamp Kiwanis for a weekend of community and creativity. We’ll explore the scenic woods as they dream of Spring's imminent springing. We’ll sing songs by the fire, bathe in starlite, and get a few lungfuls of that rarefied air coming in off the Elbow River as it makes its way to Calgary.
Registration is now open, so ring the bells and bang the drums – When winter ends, spring will come! Until then, may your holiday season be filled with all things nourishing to the body, mind, and soul.
Good Health and Good Spirits,
Director of WordsWorth
Registration will open December 16.
|If you cancel:||You will receive:|
|On or before Feb. 21, 2020||100% of the registration fees refunded|
|Feb. 22 - Mar. 21, 2020||50% of the registration fees refunded|
|After Mar. 21, 2020||No refund|
The 2020 Team
Colin Matty (Camp Director) is a playwright, poet, performer, and enthusiast of wordplay in all its forms. He first began his journey with WordsWorth and the Writers’ Guild in 2011, and has since come to appreciate the incredible passion and power of the community of young writers it brings together. While not scheming ways to make the experiences at camp even more magical, Colin runs his best ideas through a typewriter and gives them to strangers on the street. (Photo Credit: Cory Johnn Photography)
Other team members coming soon!